According to a press statement, the discovery was made by officers of the Agency’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) during a routine inventory exercise, which led to the immediate launching of an investigation on May 13.
It was stated that as a result of the discovery, surveillance footage was reviewed and has revealed that officers of the security firm contracted to provide 24 hour security to the said Warehouse were very much involved in the reprehensible act.
“In light of this the GRA has since provided copies of the recording to the management of the private security firm and has indicated to them that they are being held culpable.Additionally, the matter has been reported to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for further investigation and the subsequent institution of criminal charges.”
Meanwhile, Commissioner General of the GRA, Khurshid Sattaur has assured that the agency will spare no effort in having the perpetrators brought to justice.
In the statement, he said that GRA had previously installed a Close Circuit Television (CCTV) monitoring system to safeguard against such incidents and this had significantly aided the investigation.
“From all indications, this incident was orchestrated utilizing the cloak of darkness in an effort to avoid detection of the activity and the identification of the perpetrators,” the release stated.